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Cover of the first DVD volume
(Anime Oyako Gekijō)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masakazu Higuchi|
|Produced by||Kenji Yoshida, Akira Inoue, Hyota Ezu|
|Written by||Akiyoshi Sakai|
|Music by||Masahito Maruyama|
|Original network||TV Tokyo (Japan)|
CBN (United States)
|Original run||1 October 1981 – 25 March 1982|
|Anime television series|
|Superbook II: In Search for Ruffles and Return to the 20th Century|
|Directed by||Masakazu Higuchi|
|Produced by||Kenji Yoshida|
|Written by||Masakazu Higuchi, Keiji Kubota, Haruya Yamazaki, Takao Koyama, Ryoko Takagi, other|
|Music by||Masayuki Chiyo|
|Original network||TV Tokyo (Japan)|
CBN (United States)
|Original run||4 April 1983 – 26 September 1983|
|Directed by||Tom Bancroft|
Bryant Paul Richardson
|Voices of||Sam Vincent |
|Theme music composer||Mark Hammond|
|Opening theme||Superbook Theme Song|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||5|
|No. of episodes||62 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||26–28 minutes|
|Original network||CBN (United States)|
|Original release||1 September 2011 –|
Superbook, also known as Animated Parent and Child Theatre (アニメ 親子劇場, Anime Oyako Gekijō), is an anime television series from the early 1980s, initially produced at Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States and more recently solely produced by CBN for global distribution and broadcast.
The series chronicled the events of the Bible's Old and New Testaments in its 52-episode run. The first 26 episodes aired from October 1, 1981 to March 25, 1982. The series returned as Superbook II: In Search for Ruffles and Return to the 20th Century (パソコントラベル探偵団, Pasokon Toraberu Tanteidan, lit. Personal Computer Travel Detective Team) with 26 episodes to air from April 4, 1983 to September 26, 1983. Between both series in the first run was the companion series The Flying House. The Christian Broadcasting Network is producing a new Superbook series and has released 5 seasons. CBN is distributing the first, second and third seasons for free on their Superbook Kid's Website.
The first series Superbook (Anime Oyako Gekijo) began at the home of a young boy named Christopher "Chris" Peepers (Sho Asuka in Japanese) who discovers the ancient Bible named Superbook (Time/Space Travel Book) that book can speaks and sends him, his friend Joyeux "Joy" Quantum (Azusa Yamato), and his clockwork toy figure namely Gizmo the Crusader Robot (Zenmaijikake) back in time to the early events of the Old Testament. Somehow, Gizmo transforms the toy into a real-life robot that can walk and talk for the duration of the adventure, although he still needs to be wound up regularly.
In the first episode, Chris and Joy were cleaning the attic for Chris's father, a somewhat eccentric college professor, when they noticed an old book glowing. The children tried to open the book, but were unable to open it, no matter how hard they pulled. The book promptly opened on its own, shining a blinding light around Chris's bedroom, and started to speak before whisking the children and Gizmo back in time to the Garden of Eden to experience the story of Adam and Eve.
In Superbook II: In Search for Ruffles and Return to the 20th Century (Pasokon Travel Tanteidan), which took place two years after the first series, the book fell onto a computer keyboard, giving anybody the ability to see into the past from Christopher's home via the monitor. Ruffles, his poodle, has managed to get lost in time, which prompted Gizmo and Christopher's little brother (rewritten as his cousin in the English dub) named Uriah "Uri" Peepers (Yuu Asuka in Japanese) to search for her. Chris and Joy kept watch and control of the computer from the present. The older children also had a hard time trying to prevent what happened a secret from Chris's parents. In this series, Gizmo appeared as a fully fledged functioning robot in the present day rather than as a toy in the second series but still needed to be wound up regularly. Finally, Uri found Ruffles before the end of the 25th episode. Gizmo also has a built-in computer keyboard and a monitor in his chest for Gizmo and Uri to stay in contact with Chris and Joy in the present day as well as transporting to other places in time or returning to the present at the end of the 26th episode.
The first series of Superbook featured stories chiefly from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), although a few episodes dealt with the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the final episode was about the conversion of Paul of Tarsus. The episodes in the first series are chiefly unique stories, with no overarching "plot" aside from Chris and Joy learning life lessons from their travels in the Superbook. However, some condensation or editing of stories was necessary to fit them into half-hour episodes and make them suitable for young viewers. Also, some additional edits were necessary for the English versions to make the episodes conform to American broadcast standards.
The episodes in Season Two focused solely on Old Testament stories. Season Two covered some stories featured in Season One (for example, the stories of Abraham, Joseph and King David) in more detail, while also covering some stories not included in the first series (i.e. the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah). In Season Two, the overarching plot concern was Uri and Gizmo's quest to find the missing Ruffles. Likewise The Flying House, which originally aired in Japan between the two Superbook series, was a more in-depth look at the life of Jesus and other events from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament). Additionally, unlike season 1 (and by extension the aforementioned Flying House series), the interaction between the modern day characters and the Biblical characters in season 2 is minimal; each episode is mostly a straightforward adaptation of the Biblical stories shown, occurring while Uri and Gizmo are searching for Ruffles.
Set in the 23rd century AD, a boy named Chris, who always has problems, travels with his friends Joy and Gizmo who travel with Superbook to the Biblical times from the Old Testament and New Testament.
The main cast of the original series includes:
- Christopher "Chris" Peeper (Sho Asuka) – The main hero of the series the son of Professor Quantum and the owner of Gizmo, Chris is a lazy type of boy who doesn't like school and goes to sometimes ridiculous extremes to get out of doing housework or homework.
- Joy (Azusa Yamato) – Christopher's next door neighbor and best friend.
- Uriah "Uri" Peeper (Yuu Asuka) – Chris's cousins, the new owner of Gizmo, and the son of Fred's younger brother inventor Kenneth "Ken" Peepers.
- Professor Frederick "Fred" Peeper (Professor Asuka) – Christopher's father. An eccentric and absent-minded scientist.
- Gizmo the Crusading Robot (Zenmaijikake) – The name of two characters depending on the season. In Season one, he is an advanced toy figure belonging to Chris that can become a real life robot. Then in season two, Gizmo became a real life sized robot built by Uri's father.
- Ruffles (Kikyomu) – Chris and Uri's small Yorkshire Terrier poodle.
- Superbook – An ancient Bible that can talk and has the powers to send Chris, Joy, and Gizmo back to the Old Testament era.
The main cast of the reboot series includes:
- Christopher "Chris" Quantum (voiced by Samuel Vincent) – an awesome skateboarder, video gamer, and lead guitarist in a garage band. He uncovers the secrets of Superbook and discovers through a mysterious portal to the past.
- Joyeux "Joy" Pepper (voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent) – the next-door neighbor and classmate of Chris Quantum. She is outgoing, smart, athletic and usually a bit more adventurous than Chris.
- Gizmo (voiced by Cathy Weseluck) – created by Professor Quantum to protect both Chris and Joy, but they end up protecting him instead. He has the latest upgrades which makes him incredibly useful on the adventures through time.
- Superbook (voiced by Colin Murdock) – the device that takes Chris, Joy, and Gizmo through a portal to the biblical times where the children encounter stories from the Old and New Testaments.
- Professor Crispin Quantum (voiced by Jan Rabson) – a brilliant scientist and inventor. He, almost always is seen wearing a lab coat. Father of Chris and inventor of the robot, Gizmo.
- Phoebe Quantum (voiced by Nicole Oliver) – she is the mother of Chris who reads voraciously and enjoys a good comedy film.
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||26||1 October 1981||25 March 1982||TV Tokyo (Japan)|
CBN (United States)
|2||26||4 April 1983||26 September 1983||TV Tokyo (Japan)|
CBN (United States
Series 1 (1981–1982)
NOTE: The official English dub episode title is listed first, followed by a translation of the Japanese title, Japanese titles in Romaji, and, if necessary, a note about the characters and/or events portrayed in the episode.
|Title||Scripture reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"How It All Began"|
"Adam and Eve"
|Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||1 October 1981|
|This is the first episode of Superbook. Chris and Joy discover a book that takes them back in time particularly during Biblical times. This is the story about Creation and how Adam and Eve were sent out from the Garden of Eden by God after Eve ate the forbidden fruit after being tempted by the Serpent and convinced Adam to do the same.|
|2||2||"My Brother's Keeper"|
"Cain and Abel"
|Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||8 October 1981|
|It tells the story of how Cain murdered his brother Abel after God found more favor in the latter's offering.|
|Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||Kiichi Takagi||15 October 1981|
|It tells the story of Noah building the ark; the flood that killed everyone except Noah's family and the animals in the ark; and God's promise of not destroying the world with a flood once again (via the rainbow).It was in this episode when Joy's surname was revealed after Chris replied to Joy about doing one's homework,"Thanks for a being big help,Miss Podinski"|
"Abraham and Isaac"
|Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||unknown||22 October 1981|
|It tells the story of how God made Abraham the father of all nations and that his descendants (the nation of Israel) would one day take possession of the land of Canaan and bring blessing to all nations on earth; the promise of God of giving him a son; and how he passes the test of faith given to him by God.|
|5||5||"Here Comes the Bride"|
|Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||unknown||29 October 1981|
|It tells the story of how Abraham's servant found Rebekah in the town of Haran to become Isaac's wife.|
"Jacob and Esau"
|Genesis||Shoichi Yasumura||Ryoko Takagi||5 November 1981|
|It tells the story of how Jacob deceived his father Isaac to be able to steal his twin brother Esau's rightful blessings with the help of his mother, Rebekah.|
|7||7||"A Dream Come True"|
|Genesis||Ryoji Fujiwara||Kiichi Takayama||12 November 1981|
|It tells the story of how Joseph, the vizier of Egypt, was reunited with his brothers (who had sold him into slavery) and his father, Jacob.|
|8||8||"The Miracle Rod"|
|Exodus||Osamu Sekita||Kazuo Satou||19 November 1981|
|It tells the story of Moses, the Ten Plagues, and the exodus of the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt.|
|9||9||"Those Amazing Trumpets"|
"Joshua and the Fall of Jericho"
|Joshua||Kenjiro Yoshida||Naoko Miyake||26 November 1981|
|It tells the story of Joshua the new leader of the Israelites and the fall of Jericho and the conquest of Canaan.|
|10||10||"Pitchers of Fire"|
|Judges||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||unknown||3 December 1981|
|It tells the story of Gideon and how he led his people to victory using pots as weapons of war with the help of God.|
"Samson and Delilah"
|Judges||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||unknown||10 December 1981|
|It tells the story of Samson's birth, the story of his betrayal by Delilah and how he regains his strength to fulfill one last mission by God.|
|12||12||"The First Christmas"|
"The Birth of Jesus"
|Gospels||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||Ryoko Takagi||17 December 1981|
|The birth of Jesus.|
|13||13||"Miracles of Love"|
"The Life and Ministry of Jesus"
|Gospels||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||Naoko Miyake||24 December 1981|
|It narrates numerous events in Jesus' life such as: The finding of the lost 12-year-old Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem; The baptism of Jesus by John The Baptist; The wedding at Cana; The healing of the paralytic in the bed; The Sermon at the Mount; The multiplication of the loaves; and Jesus walks on the water and helps Peter to do the same.|
|14||14||"The Best News Yet"|
"The Death and Resurrection of Jesus"
|Gospels||Masakazu Higuchi (supervising)||Saburo Ebinuma||31 December 1981|
|The death and resurrection of Jesus.|
"Ruth, Naomi and Boaz"
|Ruth||Shoichi Yasumura||Kiichi Takayama||7 January 1982|
|It tells the story of how Ruth became the wife of Boaz; and her mother Naomi.|
|16||16||"The Patience of Job"|
|Job||You Kitazato||Saburo Ebinuma||14 January 1982|
|It tells the story of how Satan challenges Job about his character, integrity and faith in God.|
|17||17||"Big Fish and Little Fish"|
"Jonah and the Whale"
|Jonah||Kenjiro Yoshida||Ryoko Takagi||21 January 1982|
|It tells the story of how Jonah was swallowed by a whale after trying to avoid God's order of preaching repentance to the people of Nineveh.|
|18||18||"The First King"|
"Samuel and Saul"
|1 Samuel||Norio Yazawa||Saburo Ebinuma||28 January 1982|
|It tells the story of the prophet Samuel and his anointing of Israel's first king, Saul.|
|19||19||"The Giant Killer"|
|1 Samuel||Kenjiro Yoshida||Tsutomu Kawauchi||4 February 1982|
|It tells the story of David. It includes the killing of Goliath; his anointment as the next King of Israel by Samuel; his friendship with Jonathan; and how he eludes King Saul's attempts on his life.|
|1 Kings||Ryoji Fujiwara||Naoko Miyake||11 February 1982|
|It tells the story of how Solomon is anointed as the next King of Israel; how God granted him great wisdom; the building of the temple where the Ark of the Covenant was placed; and the meeting between him and the Queen of Sheba.|
|21||21||"A True Prophet"|
"Elijah and King Ahab"
|1 Kings||Kenjiro Yoshida||Kiichi Takayama||18 February 1982|
|It tells the story of how Elijah was challenged to prove God's existence over the existence of Baal by setting fire to stone.|
|2 Kings||Norio Yazawa||Kiichi Takayama||25 February 1982|
|It tells the story of how Elisha helped cure General Naaman of Syria and how he helped the Israelites win the war against the Syrians.|
|23||23||"The Lion's Den"|
|Daniel||Kimiharu Oguma||Ryoko Takagi||4 March 1982|
|It tells the story of how Daniel escapes death after being placed in the lion's den by King Darius.|
|24||24||"Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem"||Nehemiah||Ryoji Fujiwara||Kazuo Satou||11 March 1982|
|It tells the story of how Nehemiah led the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem and the purification of the Israelite people.|
|25||25||"The Beauty Queen"|
|Esther||Kazuo Yamazaki||Nobuko Morita||18 March 1982|
|It tells the story of Queen Esther and how she stood up for her people as well as her adopted father (cousin) Mordecai.|
|26||26||"The Mighty Convert"|
"Paul of Tarsus"
|Acts||Kenjiro Yoshida||Saburo Ebinuma||25 March 1982|
|It tells the story of the conversion of Saul into becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ and his rise as the Apostle Paul.|
Series 2 (1983)
|Title||Scripture reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|27||1||"Where, Oh Where..."||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||4 April 1983|
|The series premiere wherein Ruffles gets sucked into the newly "computerized" Superbook. Uri and Gizmo start their search by going back into Ancient times. God tells Abram, who was later renamed as Abraham, that he is going to become the "father of many nations, but his numerous descendants would become a great, special, and powerful nation that would take possession of Canaan and would bless all the nations of the world ." Abraham also rescues Lot and the southern kings from their captors, the northern kings. Abraham is praised by Melchizedek, the king of Salem, but does not take anything from Bera, the king of Sodom.|
"Sodom and Gomorrah"
|Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||11 April 1983|
|The Lord tells Abraham that He is going to destroy the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. However, the Lord promises to spare Abraham's nephew Lot, who is still living in the wicked city of Sodom. During the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his daughters escape from Sodom. Lot's wife dies by being turned into a pillar of salt after looking back while Sodom is being destroyed.|
|29||3||"The Test of Faith"||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||18 April 1983|
|Three travelers (two of them angels while another God Himself) visit Abraham and Sarah that tell them that they are going to have a son and they are going to name him Isaac. Some time later, God tells Abraham to offer Isaac as an offering to God on the mountain of Moriah. But upon seeing his faith, God stops him and gives him a ram to do otherwise. God then tells Abraham that his descendants will become too numerous to count, they will be set apart to God, they will become a great and powerful nation, they will be enslaved and oppressed in a foreign land but freed by God, they will take possession of Canaan and the cities of their enemies, the Savior of the world will come from them, and all the nations of the world will be blessed by them.|
|30||4||"Love at First Sight"||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||25 April 1983|
|Abraham tells his servant to find a wife for Isaac in Haran. At that place, the servant finds Rebekah. Later, Isaac and Rebekah fall in love upon seeing each other and get married.|
|31||5||"Father's Pet"||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||2 May 1983|
|The story of Jacob and his twelve sons particularly Joseph, who happens to be his father's favorite. Also, it narrates how Joseph was sold by his brothers as a slave in Egypt.|
|32||6||"All About Dreams"||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||9 May 1983|
|The story of the rise of Joseph as he becomes vizier of Egypt from being a slave. Also, it narrates how Joseph was put into prison and how he interpreted dreams for his fellow prisoners and the Pharaoh.|
|33||7||"The Hostage"||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||16 May 1983|
|The interpretation of Joseph's dream comes true as Egypt experiences seven years of prosperity and seven years of famine. Joseph, the current vizier of Egypt, meets his brothers when they ask Egypt for food and he asks them to bring Benjamin with them next time.|
|34||8||"The Family Reunion"||Genesis||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||23 May 1983|
|Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers. Also, he gets reunited with his father, Jacob. But everything happened after Joseph made a plan to test his brothers by placing a silver cup in Benjamin's sack and accusing him of theft. It ends with Jacob and his family settling in the land of Goshen in Egypt, Jacob's death, and the brothers' oath to bring Joseph's bones to buried when they leave Egypt and go to the land of Canaan.|
|35||9||"A Gift From Heaven"||Exodus||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||30 May 1983|
|A new Pharaoh comes to power and out of fear enslaves the Israelites. When the slavery only increases the Israelite population, the cruel Pharaoh gives a terrible order to his men that all Israelite babies are to be drowned in the Nile River. The Pharaoh's daughter finds a Israelite baby placed in a basket and names him Moses. Miriam offers her services to become the nurse of the baby. Moses grows up as a part of the royal family but later escapes from Egypt into the land of the Midianites after murdering an Egyptian, who happens to have beaten an Israelite slave. Moses settles in Midian as a shepherd and marries a woman named Zipporah (the daughter of Jethro) and has two sons named Gershom and Elizar. Years pass while Moses is in Midian and the old Pharaoh dies and his son succeeds him, while only making the Israelites work even harder.|
|36||10||"The Burning Bush"||Exodus||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||6 June 1983|
|God talks to Moses in the burning bush in the land of Midianites and gives him instructions to return to Egypt and talk to the new Pharaoh to free the Israelites. He takes Aaron with him. The new Pharaoh becomes stubborn as he refuses to follow Moses. Also, Moses clashes with the Pharaoh's magicians. Then, plagues starts to happen to Egypt as the river turns into blood, frogs come up on the land, gnats infest everything, flies are everywhere, the cattle die, boils come on the Egyptians' skin, hailstones (mixed with fire) come hurling down, locusts eat the crops, and darkness covers all Egypt. But in each of these, Israel is not affected by the Nine Plagues.|
|37||11||"No More Plagues"||Exodus||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||13 June 1983|
|The Pharaoh remains stubborn despite the Nine Plagues and Moses' pleadings to free the Israelites. Finally, the Pharaoh agrees to let the Israelites go after many first born sons were killed (including his) by the Angel of Death, the Tenth and Final Plague. Again, Israel is safe from the Angel of Death because they obeyed God's instructions through Moses. The episode also includes the parting of the Red Sea when the Pharaoh and his chariots chased the Israelites after changing his mind.|
|38||12||"So You Want To Go Back To Egypt!"||Exodus||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||20 June 1983|
|The story of journey of the Israelites towards the Promised Land that includes the following: the grumbling of the Israelites after experiencing hunger; the provision of manna by God to the Israelites; the second grumbling of the Israelites experiencing thirst; the water out of the rock; the victorious battle of the Israelites against the Amalekites; the golden calf; and the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses and the Israelites.|
|39||13||"Snakes and a Donkey"|
|Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||27 June 1983|
|Moses appoints Joshua as the new leader of the Israelites as they continue their journey towards the Promised Land – the bronze serpent, Balaam and the ass and the blessing of Moses. It also includes the Battle of Jericho, the enormous walled city that Joshua eventually defeats and conquers. In the end, the Israelites finally reach the land of milk and honey and kill all the people living in the Promised Land – the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Hivitites, Girgushites, and other heathen "ites" who do evil in the land of milk and honey.|
|40||14||"Worth Fighting For"|
|Judges||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||4 July 1983|
|Israel falls into idolatry and the Israelites worship other gods instead of the true God, thus The Lord God allows the Canaanites (one of the Israelites’ ancient and many enemies) to conquer Israel and enslave its people. Othniel, the first of many Judges, was sent by God to deliver them from Chushan-Rishathaim, the king of the Canaanites and the ruler of Mesopotamia. It narrates how he led them to a successful battle by calling out to God and how he was rewarded with the hand of Achsah, the daughter of Caleb, for his victory.|
|41||15||"The Good Left Arm"|
"Ehud and King Eglon"
|Judges||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||11 July 1983|
|After the Israelites once again fall into idolatry, they are conquered by King Eglon of the Moabites (another of the Israelites’ many enemies). Ehud, a judge sent by God, leads the Israelites and delivers them from the Moabites. He also kills King Eglon (who was a very fat man) with a double-edged sword by concealing it on his right thigh being left handed.|
|42||16||"Stick In The Mud"|
"Deborah and Barak"
|Judges||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||18 July 1983|
|Deborah, a prophetess and a female judge, is sent by God to deliver Israel from the Canaanites. She summoned Barak to become the commander of her army and led the Israelites to overcome the armies from Canaan led by King Jabin and Sisera, their military commander.|
|43||17||"That's A Promise"|
|Judges||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||25 July 1983|
|Jephthah, a judge sent by God, was tasked with leading the Israelites and delivering them from the Ammonites. Before the battle, he made a vow to God about sacrificing the first thing to meet him should he return in triumph. It turned out to be his daughter and his only child. Later, he fights and defeats the jealous Ephraimites.|
"Eli and Samuel"
|1 Samuel||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||1 August 1983|
|This tells the story of how Samuel became a judge and prophet of God. Hannah prayed to God and asked for a child. She gave birth to a son and called him Samuel. She offered him to be of service to God and he undergoes training under Eli, who is a judge in Israel. One important part in this story is when God speaks to Samuel and tells him of the judgment about to come on Eli's house because of his two corrupt sons. It also tells the story of how the Israelites were able to recapture the Ark of the Covenant from the Philistines.|
|45||19||"A Wonderful Gift"|
"Saul is anointed king of Israel"
|1 Samuel||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||8 August 1983|
|Samuel warns the Israelites about their practice of idolatry and tells them to turn to God to help them in their battle against the Philistines (the Israelites’ most bitter and hated enemies). After their obedience to Samuel, the Israelites defeated the Philistines. Also, he selects Saul and anoints him to become the first King of Israel after the people asked Samuel for a king. Then, King Saul leads the Israelites after their war against the Philistines begins once again.|
|46||20||"The Mighty Little Shepherd"|
|1 Samuel||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||15 August 1983|
|Samuel selects another king of Israel with God's guidance after he becomes displeased with King Saul. He particularly selects Jesse's youngest son, David, who works as a shepherd. Also, King Saul calls for David to play the harp for him and became friends with the king's children, Jonathan and Michal.|
|47||21||"The Bigger They Come"|
"David and Goliath"
|1 Samuel||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||22 August 1983|
|The Israelites and the Philistines go into war which particularly features the battle between David and Goliath, the giant from Gath who is the champion of the Philistines. David kills Goliath and gains popularity among the Israelites.|
|48||22||"Faithful and True"|
"David's friendship with Jonathan"
|1 Samuel||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||29 August 1983|
|King Saul becomes jealous of David's greater popularity among the Israelites. Then David leads the Israelites to another big victory against the Philistines and acquires Michal's hand in marriage as a reward. King Saul tries to kill David but his best friend, Jonathan, helps him escape from the palace.|
|49||23||"David the King"||1 Samuel|
|Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||5 September 1983|
|King Saul continues to harbour feelings of envy towards David so he and his soldiers continue to pursue him. But in the end, the king and his son, Jonathan, are killed in their battle against the Philistines. After their death, David becomes the king of Israel and rules them for thirty-three years. While ruling, King David captures the city of Jerusalem, once held by the Jebusites. King David, however, commits the sin of adultery with Bathsheba and the sin of pride with the census. But God is merciful and makes a promise to David that one from his line will reign as king forever and his kingdom will have no end.|
|50||24||"In All His Glory"|
|1 Kings||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||12 September 1983|
|The story of King Solomon and his great wisdom. It also narrates how he makes judgement about two women arguing and claiming to be the mother of a baby; and when the Queen of Sheba visits him.|
|51||25||"The Wicked Queen"|
"Athaliah and Joash"
|2 Kings||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||19 September 1983|
|Athaliah (the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, the sister of Ahaziah and Joram, her brothers, the sons of Ahab and Jezebel) was Queen of Judah and she was known for her wickedness. Queen Athlaiah practiced idolatry, she had her husband King Jehoram of Judah lead the nation of Judah to evil and cruelty, and ordered the death of the entire extended family of her son King Ahaziah of Judah to put a stop on the worship of God. However, one grandson named Joash was rescued and raised in secret by the priest Jehoiada. After six years, Jehoiada led a revolt to overthrow Queen Athaliah and the seven-year-old Joash became the new King of Judah. In this episode, Uri and Gizmo finally find Ruffles and Chris and Joy arrive to help them get back home.|
|52||26||"A Matter of Time"|
"The Prophets, Hezekiah and Isaiah"
|2 Kings||Masakazu Higuchi||Akiyoshi Sakai||26 September 1983|
|The series finale tells the story of King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah. It narrates how the Israelites were able to free themselves from the Assyrians and the miraculous recovery of King Hezekiah from his illness and Hezekiah's rash display of the wealth in Jerusalem to the Babylonian ambassadors. The prophet Isaiah tells Hezekiah because he has done this, the Babylonians will one day conquer Jerusalem and take everyone and everything away. Meanwhile with Ruffles finally found, Chris, Joy, Uri and Gizmo are trying to get back to their present time.|
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||13||1 September 2011||29 March 2013||CBN|
|2||13||24 June 2013||19 September 2014|
|3||13||6 November 2014||17 March 2017|
|4||13||24 June 2017||25 June 2019|
|5||14||1 September 2019||18 February 2021|
Season 1 (2011–2013)
|Title||Scripture reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"In The Beginning"|
"The Story of Creation"
|Genesis 1–3||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||1 September 2011|
|When Chris disobeys his father by sneaking into the Quantum lab to look at the Professor’s latest invention, he has an accident that almost destroys the top secret work-in-progress. Chris is mortified and doesn’t know what he’ll say to his father. Superbook intervenes and takes our three heroes on a journey to witness Lucifer’s fall and transformation into Satan during a blistering heavenly battle.|
"Abraham and Isaac"
|Genesis 18:1-15; 22:1-19||Bryant Paul Richardson||Michael Merton||25 March 2013|
|Chris is stoked because he got a Holo9, the ultimate holographic gaming system! But Chris starts to feel a twinge of guilt when he hears that a sick boy in the hospital would like to have one. It takes Superbook’s assistance to turn Chris around after he meets Abraham and Isaac. Through Abraham's obedience to God, Chris learns that you should put God first above all else (even a Holo9), and everything else will work out.|
|3||3||"Jacob and Esau"|
"The Stolen Birthright"
|Genesis 25:19-34; 26:34–28:5; 32:1–33:20||Bryant Paul Richardson||David Ehrman||25 March 2013|
|In the Quantum yard, during a spirited water fight, Joy accidentally gets Gizmo's inner workings wet, and he fritzes out. Chris becomes furious with Joy, saying he'll never forgive her. Superbook intercedes and whisks the kids back to the days of Jacob and Esau. The two brothers compete over many things, but when Esau gives up his birthright and Jacob tricks his father out of a blessing, they become estranged for many years. When Jacob finally goes to Esau and his brother finds it in his heart to forgive Jacob, Chris takes the cue and forgives Joy, as well.|
|4||4||"Let My People Go!"|
"The Story of Exodus"
|Exodus 2:11-15; 3:1–14:31||Bryant Paul Richardson||Cydne Clark and Steve Granat||1 April 2011|
|When Chris and the others talk about their favorite Superbook adventures, they have a hard time deciding which adventure was the best. Suddenly, Superbook appears to whisk them away on the adventure of a lifetime. They experience first hand Moses leading the Exodus from Egypt!|
|5||5||"The Ten Commandments"|
"Moses and the Law"
|Exodus 16:1-35; 19:1–20:21; 31:18–32:26; 34:1-10, 27-32||Bryant Paul Richardson||Cydne Clark and Steve Granat||1 September 2011|
|The Quantum family along with Joy and Gizmo are enjoying a family camp out when Chris secretly decides it’ll be more adventurous to ignore the rules laid down by his parents and the park ranger. His flagrant disregard causes Superbook to send our dynamic trio on a trip back in time so they can learn that rules are in place to protect you -- not to make your life no fun!|
|6||6||"A Giant Adventure!"|
"David and Goliath"
|1 Samuel 16:1-13; 17:1-52||Rob Corley and Tom Bancroft||Brian Cochran and Sean Gaffney||24 December 2012|
|Chris Quantum loses the courage to play his guitar in front of a crowd. Superbook whisks the kids off to meet another boy who had to face his own "giant." Chris, Joy and Gizmo befriend young David who is taking bread to his brothers on the front line of battle fighting the Philistines. It's when David meets the giant Goliath that Chris finds the courage to face his own giants.|
"Daniel and the Lion's Den"
|Daniel 6||Bryant Paul Richardson||Mark Steele||1 January 2013|
|Chris is morally challenged “to do the right thing" when a smaller boy, Tommy, is harassed by Skateboard Park bully, Barry. Superbook takes the kids on an adventure where they meet Daniel and King Darius in the land of Babylon. Through this adventure, Chris learns that no matter how difficult the situation, when you stand up for what is right, God will be with you.|
|8||8||"The First Christmas"|
"The Birth of Jesus"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||25 December 2012|
|Commercial Christmas mayhem is reigning supreme in the Quantum household. After Chris offhandedly remarks that the family nativity scene is just another decoration like a reindeer or Santa's elves, Superbook whisks off our heroes on a journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas!|
|9||9||"Miracles of Jesus"|
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||27 March 2013|
|When Chris begins to believe that Miraculo The Miracle Maker magician possesses real powers, Superbook whisks the kids off to historical Galilee where Jesus is performing true miracles like healing a cripple, calming a storm on the sea, and banishing demons from a possessed man. During the course of their miraculous adventure, Chris comes to understand the power to perform miracles comes only from God.|
|10||10||"The Last Supper"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Gaffney||28 March 2013|
|Chris is getting big-headed because his band has been invited to audition for an American Idol-like show called World’s Best Band. To address this issue, Superbook whisks the kids off to Jerusalem. Chris learns from Jesus that even though Jesus is famous, He was humble and served others. During the Last Supper, the gang ultimately returns home, and Chris has a major shift in his attitude towards others.|
|11||11||"He Is Risen!"|
"The Resurrection of Jesus"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Tim Hodge and Len Uhley||29 March 2013|
|Chris is arguing with his mom, Phoebe. Superbook intervenes and, in a very special episode, takes Chris, Joy, Gizmo, AND Phoebe back in time for an encounter with Jesus’ mother Mary during the time of her son's crucifixion. When Superbook returns the family home, a wiser Chris apologizes for their argument, and their relationship is restored.|
|12||12||"The Road to Damascus"|
"The Conversion of Saul"
|Acts 7:54-8:3; 9:1-25|
1 Timothy 1:15-16
|Bryant Paul Richardson||Tim Hodge||27 December 2012|
|When a delinquent teen enters Chris and Joy’s lives, they don’t see any chance of him changing his ways. However, Superbook takes our heroes on a journey where they encounter the sinister Saul of Tarsus. Through experiencing Saul's dramatic life change, the kids return home with a renewed hope that amazing change is always possible with God.|
|13||13||"Revelation: The Final Battle!"|
|Revelation 1; 4; 20—22||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Gaffney||29 March 2013|
|After Chris accidentally burns down his family's home, he is sure that there is no forgiveness for something this big! Superbook then takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to witness the end of days. Through this experience, he discovers the greatness of God’s forgiveness and restoration.|
Season 2 (2013–2014)
|Title||Scripture reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
"Jonah Hears God"
|Jonah 1—4||Bryant Paul Richardson||Cory Edwards||29 June 2013|
|Joy witnesses Sharon Myers stealing a bike and reports it to the principal. To Joy’s surprise, Principal Travis offers Sharon mercy instead of demanding justice. As Joy questions why Sharon shouldn’t be punished, Superbook transports her, Chris, and Gizmo to meet up with a prophet named Jonah. Jonah is running away from God because he doesn't think the people of Nineveh deserve God's mercy. Through Jonah's experiences, Joy realizes that mercy is a great gift to give as well as to receive.|
|15||2||"Joseph and Pharaoh's Dream"|
|Genesis 37; 40–46||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Gaffney||29 August 2013|
|Superbook transports Chris back to ancient Egypt. Chris, Gizmo, and Joy travel with Joseph through several trials and triumphs. In all of their journeys, Joseph continues to trust in God. After witnessing God take Joseph from the pit to the palace, Chris realizes the value of trusting in God's plans.|
|16||3||"The Fiery Furnace!"|
"Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego"
|Daniel 3||Bryant Paul Richardson||Brian Cochran||27 August 2013|
|Chris is tested with a moral dilemma: take a test he forgot to study for on his own and risk not being able to go on a class trip with the amusement park if he doesn't get a passing grade, or take classmate Todd's offer to buy and use test answers given to him by his older brother to pass by cheating at the risk of worse consequences if caught. Joy warns Chris to do the right thing. Suddenly, Superbook launches them back to a time when three men are tested by fire and still refuse to disobey God! After seeing Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego risk their lives to stand up for what they believe in and get rewarded for it in the end, Chris opts to take the test without cheating, and though he passes on his own, he falls short of the requirement to go the amusement park. However, Chris's teacher reveals that everyone who took Todd's offer actually used all the wrong answers (because she had given a different test than last year) and that she knows about Chris opting not to cheat even at the risk of missing out. She offers Chris a chance at extra credit and though he gets it wrong, she gives him half a grade point anyways to reward him for his honesty, thus putting him at the requirement for the trip, while the students who took Todd's offer are forced to miss the trip and retake the test without cheating, and Todd is forced to face the wrath of his parents after the teacher calls them to report his actions.|
|17||4||"Rahab and the Walls of Jericho"|
"Rahab and Jericho"
|Joshua 1—2, 5:13-6:27||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||18 July 2013|
|At school, Joy is not getting along with Becky (a new student). Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time where Israelite spies team up with Rahab. Joy learns that those who seem like enemies can get along and find common ground.|
|18||5||"Esther: For Such a Time as This!"|
|Esther 2—8||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sindy McKay||17 August 2013|
|At school, Joy has to choose between standing up for Bonnie (a girl in a wheelchair) or going with the crowd. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Queen Esther chooses to stand up for the Israelite people. This encourages Joy when she faces Janice and the Girls' Leadership Club.|
|19||6||"John the Baptist"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||9 January 2014|
|At home, Chris has to choose between playing stolen games or deleting them. Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when John the Baptizer chooses to live truthfully and point others to Jesus. This experience encourages Chris when he returns to face Sam.|
|20||7||"Paul and the Shipwreck"||Acts 21:27-36; 23:11; 27:1-28:10|
1 Corinthians 9:22
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
|Bryant Paul Richardson||Steve Granat and Cydne Clark||11 October 2013|
|At a disaster relief effort, Joy has to choose between finishing her mission or giving up. Suddenly, Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Paul chooses to focus on his mission, no matter the circumstances. This encourages Joy when she returns to face her relief project.|
|21||8||"Job"||Job 1—2; 16:2-6; 19:25-27; 38—42||Tom Bancroft||Sean Roche||24 June 2014|
|During the worst week of his life, Chris loses his grandpa. He feels as if he cannot go on. He wants to give up on doing what is right. Suddenly, Superbook sends Chris, Joy, and Gizmo to a time when Job is tested by God.|
|22||9||"Noah and the Ark"|
"Noah Hears from God"
|Genesis 6:5-9:17||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||9 November 2013|
|During school hours, Joy and Chris have to choose between skipping school with a bad crowd or rejecting Pearce’s dangerous influence. Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when the world was fraught with evil. This experience encourages Joy and Chris to reject Pearce’s dangerous influence.|
|23||10||"Gideon"||Judges 6:1-23, 33-7:23; 8:22-23||Bryant Paul Richardson||Tim Hodge, Cydne Clark and Steve Granat||27 August 2014|
|When Joy is called to leadership in a difficult situation, she has to choose between taking the challenge or running scared. Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Gideon overcomes a difficult battle with the Midianites. This adventure encourages Joy to walk with God and conquer the task at hand.|
|24||11||"Peter's Denial"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||10 March 2014|
|While hanging with the cool kids, Chris chooses to ignore his friendship with the less cool Joy. Superbook takes Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Peter denies Jesus three times. This experience helps Chris understand the value of true friendship.|
|25||12||"The Prodigal Son"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||27 August 2014|
|Justin gets in trouble with his father. He hides. Chris begins to wonder if what Justin did can be forgiven. Superbook sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to a time when Jesus tells stories. One story shows us that no matter what we do, God will always accept us back into His family with open arms when we say we are sorry.|
|26||13||"Elijah and the Prophets of Baal"|
|1 Kings 17:1; 18:16-46||Tony Bancroft and Bryant Paul Richardson||David Baldwin||19 September 2014|
|Chris is hooked on becoming the most powerful "god" in the online 3D game, "Battleverse of the Gods!" Suddenly, Superbook sends them to a time when Elijah battles the prophets of Baal. He shows the believers of Baal that there is only one true God.|
Season 3 (2014–2017)
|Title||Scripture reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|27||1||"Ruth"||Ruth 1—4||Tony Bancroft and Bryant Paul Richardson||Erin Zimmerman||13 January 2015|
|Chris' mom forgets that he has a trip planned to the lake and volunteers him to help his Great Aunt Isobel do yard work for the weekend. Superbook takes Chris, Joy, and Gizmo to meet someone who gave up everything to show kindness to her family. They meet Ruth, a young woman from Moab whose husband died, leaving her alone with her also-widowed mother-in-law, Naomi. Then a kindhearted relative steps in to change their lives forever.|
|28||2||"Tower of Babel and The Day of Pentecost"|
"The Tower of Babel"
Acts 1:4-11; 2:1-47
|Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||20 August 2015|
|Chris and Joy struggle to communicate with a new student in their school who just moved from India. Suddenly Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo back in time when God created multiple languages.|
|29||3||"The Birth of John the Baptist"||Gospel Harmony||Craig Grasso and Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||6 November 2014|
|Phoebe, (Chris' mom), is babysitting two-year-old Charlie for her friend, Mrs. Peterson. Joy has a hard time with the tyke, and she doesn't want to help take care of him – "No way. Not now. Not ever!" Superbook appears and takes Chris, Joy, Gizmo and Charlie to witness the birth of John the Baptist.|
|30||4||"Isaac and Rebekah"|
"Rebekah and Isaac"
|Genesis 23:1; 24||Robert Kirbyson and Bryant Paul Richardson||David Ehrman and Nate Ehrman||3 August 2015|
|Chris neglects to listen to his father and follow the directions. Suddenly, Superbook takes them to spend time with Eliezer and learn the value of following instructions.|
|31||5||"Naaman and the Servant Girl"||2 Kings 5:1-19||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||11 December 2014|
|Joy is upset because she’s in charge of a big service project. She has done all the leadership work but finds no one is doing her bidding with the follow-up details. Superbook whisks the kids off to meet Naaman’s servant girl and follow Naaman’s story through to his amazing cure of leprosy.|
|32||6||"Samuel and the Call of God"|
|1 Samuel 1:9-18, 20; 2:12-4:18; 7:3-17||Jerry Yu Ching||Sean Gaffney||11 December 2015|
|Chris believes he is too young to be called by God to help Jason (the boy from "The Road to Damascus"). Suddenly, Superbook takes them back to a time when the young Samuel is called by God.|
|33||7||"David and Saul"|
"Saul and David"
|1 Samuel 15:10-29; 16:14-23; 18:5-16, 25-29; 24:1-22|
2 Samuel 1:2, 11-12; 2:1-4
|Bryant Paul Richardson||Len Uhley||4 February 2016|
|Chris vows to take revenge on some teens, but Superbook whisks the trio off to meet David, who has become a great warrior and foe to an angry and jealous King Saul. Chris watches as David shows mercy to Saul. After seeing David’s act of mercy, Chris decides against vengeance, and leaves judgement to God.|
|34||8||"Nehemiah"||Nehemiah 1; 2:10-20; 4:1-22; 6:1-16; 7:4-8:12||Bryant Paul Richardson and Robert Kirbyson||Nate Ehram and David Ehrman||26 May 2016|
|When Chris is asked to tutor two poor students who are also class clowns, he doubts he’s the guy for the job. Superbook then whisks Chris, Joy and Gizmo away to ancient Jerusalem. They meet Nehemiah, who is mocked and threatened as he rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem. Chris learns to do the job God gives you.|
|35||9||"Elisha and the Syrians"||2 Kings 2:1-15; 6:1-23||Jerry Yu Ching||Mark Edward Edens||26 September 2016|
|Joy is embarrassed by a video of her eating that was posted online by a girl named Barbara. Joy plans to get even by posting an embarrassing video of Barb taking a tumble during cheer leading practice. Before she can upload the video, Superbook takes the kids back in time to witness miracles performed by the prophet Elisha as he narrowly escapes harm from Syrian soldiers sent to capture him.|
|36||10||"Lazarus"||Gospel Harmony||Jerry Yu Ching and Bryant Paul Richardson||Nate Ehram||17 March 2017|
|Joy hears of a little girl who was too shy to come to the amusement park. Superbook appears and sends Joy, Chris, and Gizmo to the meet Jesus as He delays going to see His friend Lazarus who was sick. By delaying, Jesus is able to perform an even greater miracle – raising him from the dead! Joy learns that God’s timing is always right. Joy, Chris and Gizmo visit the shy girl and create a series of amusement park rides even more wonderful than the real thing.|
|37||11||"King Solomon"||1 Kings 2:1-4; 3:4-28||Jerry Yu Ching and Bryant Paul Richardson||David Baldwin||28 November 2016|
|Chris faces a challenge he never imagined when his father leaves him in charge of an important project. When he is unsure of what to do, Superbook takes the kids back to ancient Jerusalem where they meet King Solomon. There, Solomon encourages Chris to share his burdens with the Lord and to pray for wisdom.|
"Daniel and King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream"
|Daniel 2||Jerry Yu Ching and Bryant Paul Richardson||Mark Edward Edens||27 February 2017|
|When Joy is swamped by over-scheduled responsibilities and projects, Superbook takes the kids back to Babylon to meet Daniel in King Nebuchadnezzar's palace. Daniel faces certain death unless God reveals to him the meaning of the king's dream. God answers Daniel's prayer and the king richly rewards Daniel. When Joy and the kids return home, they are inspired by Daniel's example to seek God in prayer for the solution to her problem.|
|39||13||"The Good Samaritan"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Mark Edward Edens||13 February 2015|
|While a "starving" Joy is looking forward to pizza, Chris is concerned about a girl and her brother who have nothing to eat. Superbook whisks the kids to time when Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan.|
Season 4 (2017–2019)
|Title||Scripture reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|40||1||"Jesus Feeds the Hungry"|
"Miracles of Jesus 2/Miracles II"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Sean Gaffney and Sean Roche||18 November 2018|
|Superbook takes the kids back to the wedding of Cana. The wedding feast is nearly ruined when they run out of wine, but Jesus miraculously changes water into wine. Superbook then takes the kids to witness Jesus feeding over five thousand people by multiplying a few fish and five loaves of bread into a feast.|
|41||2||"Peter and Cornelius"|
"Salvation for All!"
|Acts 10:1-48; 11:15-18||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Cheryl McKay||24 June 2017|
|Joy and Chris are running late for school. If Chris gets one more ticket by the school's strict, letter-of-the-law student Hall Monitor, he'll find himself in after-school detention. When Chris enlists Gizmo's help to try to camouflage their way into school, his plan doesn't work. He and Joy get caught. Chris begs for mercy, knowing full well this thorn-in-his-side won't budge. The Hall Monitor has no interest in giving Chris special treatment over anyone else. Chris' attitude about how unlikable this guy is-even though Chris is in the wrong and the guy is just doing his job-prompts Superbook's arrival. Chris thinks he can escape to a place where he is king of his own world. Only this time, Superbook brings the Hall Monitor back with them! Superbook brings them back to a time when Peter needed to learn that God doesn't have favorites.|
|42||3||"Paul and Silas"||Acts 16:6-34|
1 Thessalonians 5:18
|Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Erin Zimmerman||21 August 2017|
|Joy is down in the dumps because she's due to have her tonsils out. Superbook whisks the kids away to Philippi, where they encounter Paul and Silas preaching and being arrested for casting out a demon. Joy watches Paul's behavior as he and Silas sing praises to God in prison! Paul and Silas are miraculously freed from prison by an earthquake, then share the Gospel with the jailer and his family. They believe and are baptized as believers in Jesus! Joy returns home and vows to try and be joyful even in the most dire circumstances, like Paul and Silas!|
"Building the Temple"
|1 Chronicles 22:5-10|
1 Kings 1:5-40; 8:1-61
|Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||David Baldwin||23 February 2018|
|Chris realizes that he won't be able to attend the National Competition Finals with his Rampaging-Robots team and the robot he designed! Superbook appears and whisks the kids away to Ancient Israel where they meet King David's son, Solomon, who will build the Temple of the Lord his father designed. Chris is amazed and a little confused how King David could design and prepare such an amazing structure, only to have someone else build it.Chris learns that it is the Lord’s plan that succeeds, and that being a part of His plan is the best plan of all. After returning home, Chris accepts that while he can't attend the competition, he can still give his team the game winning plan and strategy, which they use to win the championship trophy.|
|44||5||"Peter's Escape"||Acts 3:1-10; 12:1-17||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Len Uhley||14 October 2017|
|Chris and Gizmo send Joy on a round-the-world Holo-9 Virtual tour to 'help' her with her school geography project. As Joy sees scenes of hardship, she is overwhelmed by the state of the human condition. Joy wonders how anyone can help and make a difference. In response, Superbook transports her, Chris and Gizmo back in time to meet Peter, Rhoda, Mary and other followers of Jesus, so that they may witness how the power of prayer can lead to miraculous changes.|
|45||6||"Jesus Heals the Blind"|
"Miracles of Jesus 3/Miracles III"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Cheryl McKay||17 November 2017|
|Joy and Chris go to see a Christmas pageant that Chris' dad is running lights for. Chris recognizes the church as the one his grandfather took him to. This causes him to wonder why they no longer go to church as a family. Superbook arrives to take Joy, Chris, and Gizmo back in time to watch Jesus heal three blind men. They discover that some people are too blind to see Jesus as the Messiah.|
|46||7||"Joshua and Caleb"|
"Caleb and Joshua"
|Numbers 11:4-6; 13:1-14:35||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||David Baldwin||27 April 2018|
|Chris gets his big break to start on the soccer team. His excitement quickly fades when he finds out some teammates are willing to cheat to win. Even worse, they want Chris to help them! Chris is in a bad spot! Superbook whisks the kids back to meet Caleb, Joshua and the ten other spies sent out by Moses to explore the land of Canaan the Lord has promised the Israelites. The land of Canaan is just as God described, an abundant land flowing in milk and honey! Yet, ten of the spies can only see the giants in the land. The kids watch how Caleb and Joshua choose to follow and obey God, rather than fear the giants. When the kids return home, an inspired Chris gathers the courage to stand up to his cheating teammates, follow the Lord and do the right thing.|
|47||8||"Elijah and the Widow"||1 Kings 17||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Erin Zimmerman||25 May 2018|
|Phoebe sends Chris out shopping for a list of items that she wants him to pick up at many different specialty shops. When Chris secretly decides he knows better and can get everything in a "one-stop-shop," Superbook whisks the kids away. They spend time with Elijah in Cherith's Ravine and travel with him to Zarephath. God miraculously provides food for a widow and her son, and Elijah's obedience ultimately brings the widow's dead son back to life. Chris learns a miraculous lesson of obedience through Elijah. Back home, Chris applies what he's learned and shops for the items in all the places his mom instructed. Only when he gets home does he learn she was sending him on a wild goose chase, to keep him busy all afternoon because she was planning a surprise birthday party for him.|
|48||9||"Teach Us to Pray"|
"How Do you Pray"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||David Baldwin||9 August 2018|
|Chris' Grandma is moving out of the house she lived in for years. Her husband, Chris' Grandpa, recently died and the home is just too big for one person. When Chris asks about how his Grandpa used to pray, Grandma has to excuse herself and sobs in the other room. Superbook then whisks the kids away and receives a lesson from Jesus on how to pray. When Chris returns he discovers a prayer card that has fallen from Grandpa's Bible and realizes Grandpa prayed the exact same words Jesus taught to His followers in the Lord's Prayer. Chris asks his Grandma to pray together – and they begin to say The Lord's Prayer. Grandma explains the meaning of each line to Chris and tells him it is the perfect outline for ALL prayer.|
|49||10||"Jeremiah"||Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11; 18:1-12, 18; 20:1-18; 28:1-17; 38:6-13; 39:1-18; 52:1-30||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Sean Roche||16 October 2018|
|When Chris encounters some bullies stealing money from a blind man in the monorail station he knows he should stand up to them but is afraid of what will happen if he does. Superbook whisks the kids away to Jerusalem 600 B.C.. There, they meet the great prophet, Jeremiah, who faces humiliation, degradation, and possible death, when he's thrown into a cistern as punishment for calling the Jews out for failing to follow the Covenant God has made with them. His life is filled with so much pain and suffering that Jeremiah sometimes curses his own birth. Yet, still he perseveres when God tells him to speak to his people. In his darkest hour, the eunuch, Ebed-Melech, beseeches the king on Jeremiah's behalf and the prophet is ultimately saved. The kids are whisked home and Chris gathers the strength, from his friendship with Jeremiah, to stand up, face-to-face, against the bullies in the monorail station, in much the way Jeremiah stood up against all odds to the sinners in his day.|
|50||11||"Jesus in the Wilderness"|
"The Temptations in the Wilderness"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Len Uhley||6 February 2019|
|When Chris is tempted to play a violent video game that his parents have prohibited, Superbook takes him, Joy and Gizmo back in time to meet Jesus at age twelve, in the Jerusalem Temple, and then as an adult, as Satan tempted Him in the wilderness. Chris watches as Jesus fights Satan's temptations with God's Word and Chris takes a deeper interest in reading the Bible upon returning home.|
|51||12||"Paul and Barnabas"|
"Disciples on a Mission"
|Acts 5:17-42; 9:26-30; 13:4-13; 14:8-20; 15:36-41|
2 Timothy 4:11
|Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Mark Edens||27 March 2019|
|Jia Wei embarrasses Chris by inviting students to a Bible study group. Superbook whisks the kids away to journey with Paul and Barnabas on their mission to spread the message of Jesus. They witness Paul's miracle, blinding an evil sorcerer and converting the Roman Governor to a believer in Jesus. The job becomes too much for disciple John Mark, who abandons the work and returns to Jerusalem. Paul and Barnabas continue spreading the Gospel against all manner of adversity including Paul being stoned and Barnabas and Paul separating over a disagreement. Chris takes their example to heart and when Superbook returns him to school, he, Joy, and Gizmo stand up for Jia Wei and his Bible study group. Chris takes a small, first step, on a journey towards pronouncing the Gospel as the power to Salvation.|
|52||13||"Philip"||Acts 8:4-40||Bryant Paul Richardson and Jerry Yu Ching||Mark Edens||25 June 2019|
|Chris is impressed by his father’s new invention. Chris covets the device and wants to use its power to impress his friends and earn much money. Superbook whisks the kids away to Samaria. There they watch Philip, Peter and John teach a magician and his followers about the true power of the Holy Spirit. Later, they find Philip in the desert and witness the baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch. Upon returning home, Chris is a changed person. He has been awed by the power of the Holy Spirit and begins his path towards baptism.|
Season 5 (2019–2021)
|Title||Scripture Reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|53||1||"The Birth of Moses"||Exodus 1:8-2:10||Bryant Paul Richardson||David Evan Cunningham (screenplay)|
|24 September 2019|
|Just as Joy is heading out to the waterpark, she learns that her parents are helping at the community outreach drive today. As Joy grapples with what to do, Superbook appears and whisks the kids back to ancient Egypt. The kids meet Miriam who is helping her family hide her baby brother from the Egyptians. Pharaoh has decreed that all Hebrew baby boys be thrown into the Nile River! When the family can no longer hide the baby, he is placed in a basket and sent down the Nile River. Pharaoh's daughter discovers him and decides to adopt Miriam's baby brother as her son and names him Moses. After returning home Joy realizes that God had a plan for Moses, and maybe for her, too! She decides to seek God to reveal that plan and chooses to help out at the community drive by adopting a more mission-driven focus.|
|54||2||"Nicodemus"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||17 December 2019|
|Chris, Joy, and Gizmo hit the slopes on a ski trip with the church youth group. Chris begins to grapple with what it really means to be a Christian. As Chris ponders this, Superbook suddenly appears to transport Chris, Joy, and Gizmo to Jerusalem at Passover time. There, they meet Nicodemus, a respected Pharisee, and Jewish teacher. In the dark of night, the children follow Nicodemus, to secretly meet with Jesus and learn that everyone must be born again to see the Kingdom of God. Upon his return home, Chris takes a leap of faith to follow Jesus and become a Christian.|
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Cheryl McKay (screenplay)|
|21 January 2020|
|Chris is excited about his upcoming baptism; so much so that he forgets to show up at Joy's volunteer event. Superbook whisks them back to meet a tax collector named Zacchaeus in ancient Jericho. The kids are amazed to watch how a sinner like Zacchaeus is transformed when he meets Jesus. Joy sees that Jesus came to seek and save the lost—including herself! Joy realizes that she also needs to accept Jesus as her Savior—just as Zacchaeus did—and begins to understand why Chris is so excited about being baptized. Joy prays to receive Jesus and shares the good news with her parents.|
|56||4||"The Sermon on the Mount"||Gospel Harmony||Bryant Paul Richardson||Mark Edens (screenplay)|
|3 February 2020|
|After hearing Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Chris and Joy can't wait to put what they've heard into practice. Comic chaos results from their over-eager and misguided attempts to put the Beatitudes into action. SUPERBOOK shows up to take them back to hear the Sermon again—and to walk beside the disciples as even they struggle to understand and live according to Jesus' teaching. Chris and Joy witness Jesus' encounter with a Roman Centurion and learn that the Kingdom of God is open to everyone who accepts the Lord and tries to follow the narrow path of Christ's footsteps. Back home, Chris displays his new understanding at a Bible study group that the first step in leading a Christian life is admitting you can't do it without God's help.|
"Isaiah & Hezekiah"
|Isaiah 6:1-13; 22:15-24; 30:1-3; 36—37; 41:10-12||Bryant P. Richardson||Cheryl McKay (screenplay)|
|11 March 2020|
|Chris and Joy are excited about their upcoming baptism. As they look through old photo albums, Chris wonders why his family never were church goers, as his grandparents were. Phoebe overhears this conversation and becomes emotional. Chris notices his mom's reaction and wishes he could ask her about his questions. Superbook takes the kids back to meet Isaiah, a prophet who became God's mouthpiece. Chris realizes he can be God's mouthpiece with his mom. When he returns, his mother admits her heart has been stirred back toward God ever since Chris started talking about his baptism. Chris prays with his mom at the end, as the door to her heart is beginning to open to God again.|
"Calling of the Twelve Disciples"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant P. Richardson||Cheryl McKay (screenplay) |
|17 April 2020|
|Chris and Joy were excited about their upcoming baptism, but heavy rains are ruining their plans. Superbook takes them back in time to learn what it means to become fishers of men. Superbook also snags Ellie and brings her on the journey with them. Chris and Joy see what it's like for Ellie to see Jesus for the first time and guide her to accept Him as her Savior. Back at home, the weather clears up and the baptism ceremony is back on – including Ellie!|
|59||7||"Jesus — Friend of Sinners"|
"The Parable of the Great Supper, The Call of Matthew and The Sinful Woman"
|Gospel Harmony||Bryant P. Richardson||David Balchwin & Sean Roche||12 June 2020|
|Joy is excited to have new Christian friends and church activities to be wrapped up in. But, when one of Joy’s oldest and best friends invites her to her birthday party, Joy is unsure about going because it conflicts with a church group event. Joy doesn't know how to be the "new her" around her "old friends" who are not Christians. What if they don’t accept her? Is it okay to hang out with unsaved friends? Superbook takes the kids back to three Bible stories: The Parable of the Great Supper, The Calling of Matthew, the Tax Collector, and The Sinful Woman. Joy is surprised when she sees how Jesus chose to spend so much of his time with sinners, tax collectors, the poor, and those with infirmities. Jesus accepted everyone. Joy decides to attend Jolie's birthday party and realizes that the only way she'll ever be able to be more like Jesus is to follow His example in all she does.|
|60||8||"Paul Keeps the Faith"||Acts 21:27-36|
Romans 8:18, 28, 31-39; 16:1-2
2 Corinthians 1:3-7; 11:23-27; 12:1-10
Philippians 1:21-25; 3:1-14; 4:13
2 Timothy 4:5-8
|Bryant P. Richardson||David Evan Cunningham (screenplay) |
|15 September 2020|
|Joy's life is shaken to its core when her mom is suddenly rushed to the hospital with a serious illness. Joy questions why God doesn't just fix her mom and wonders what good the Bible is when something so terrible is happening. Superbook whisks the kids to Rome during The Great Fire. The kids meet the Apostle Paul and a Christian woman named Junias. Paul shows the kids how Christians suffered for their faith, but found strength and hope in the scriptures. When the kids return Joy has a new perspective, which gives her the courage to share Christ's love with her mom.|
|61||9||"Love Your Enemies"|
"Garden of Gethsemane and Stoning of Stephen"
|Bryant P. Richardson||Mark Edward Edens (screenplay)||28 January 2021|
|Chris has become a star on the church’s soccer team during its winning season. He now has a shot at making the regional All-Stars. During tryouts, he is verbally and physically harassed because of his Christianity, and Chris’s first reaction is to fight back. SUPERBOOK whisks the kids back to the Garden of Gethsemane where they witness Jesus’ arrest and how He heals a servant’s wound. They hear Jesus’ words of forgiveness for his enemies as He dies on the cross. A time swirl moves them forward in time to witness the trial of Stephen, and they watch helplessly as he is stoned by an angry mob. As Jesus did, Stephen forgives his enemies as he dies. Returning to the All-Star tryouts, Chris understands how he needs to respond. He asks God for the strength and wisdom to reflect Christ. In a key skill test on the soccer field, Chris helps the boy who has taunted him and begins to share Jesus and the Bible.|
|62||10||"Paul and the Unknown God, Part 1"|
"Defending Your Faith ━ Pt. 1"
|Acts 17||Bryant P. Richardson||Bryant P. Richardson (screenplay)||20 November 2020|
|Superbook launches Chris, Joy, and Gizmo—plus a droid named QBIT—on a two-part adventure through time and space. In Part 1, travel to Athens, where the Apostle Paul challenges people who believe in many gods, including an unknown God. The children begin to see how to tell others about the one true God!|
|63||11||"Paul and the Unknown God, Part 2"|
"Defending Your Faith ━ Pt. 2"
|Acts 18:1-18, 24-28|
1 Corinthians 1:24; 9:22
|Bryant P. Richardson||Bryant P. Richardson (screenplay)||20 November 2020|
|Superbook takes Chris, Joy, and Gizmo—plus QBIT, a droid—to meet the Apostle Paul as he travels from Athens to Corinth. Discover how God reveals Himself through creation in the grand finale of this two-part adventure. The children learn to share how they know that God is real!|
|64||12||"Doubting Thomas"||Gospel Harmony||TBA||TBA||18 February 2021|
|Chris tries witnessing to a group of kids on a mission trip and questions its effectiveness when they are unreceptive. Superbook takes the kids to Jerusalem following Christ’s resurrection. Chris and Gizmo hear people say that Jesus' body was stolen by His followers. When Chris disagrees, he's arrested by Roman soldiers who have been bribed by Caiaphas to cover up the truth. Chris and Gizmo escape and are helped by the disciple Thomas. Meanwhile, Joy walks with Cleopas and his companion on the road to Emmaus. They meet a stranger who explains how the Messiah's death was foretold in Scripture. Jesus appears to His disciples and charges them to go into all the world and witness their faith. Thomas insists that he won't believe Jesus is alive unless he touches the Lord's wounds with his own hands. When Jesus appears again and Thomas finally believes, Superbook returns the kids to their own time. Chris tries witnessing again to the same local kids and experiences some encouraging results.|
|65||13||"The Promise of a Child"||Genesis 3; 15:5; 18:1-15; 25:22-24|
Exodus 2:1-10; 14:21-31
1 Samuel 17:1-52
|Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||12 November 2019|
|Chris has writer's block while trying to come up with a new Christmas song for the youth group's Christmas service. He needs inspiration like writers of Christmas hymns in the past. Superbook whisks our heroes away to witness Bible stories they have experienced on previous Superbook trips like the Garden of Eden, Abraham and Sarah, Moses' birth and leading God's people from Egypt, Ruth and Boaz and David and Goliath. Finally, the kids watch as Mary is told by the Angel Gabriel that she will give birth to the Son of God. With that, Chris, Joy and Gizmo are whisked home and Chris has his inspiration for his new song – "The Promise of a Child."|
Daniel 3; 6
|Bryant Paul Richardson||Sean Roche||20 July 2020|
|Chris, Joy, Gizmo and Professor Quantum travel on a mission trip along with Pastor Aaron and the youth group. The professor is anxious to get his water purification system operational before nightfall and before a storm arrives. Chris and Joy roar off in the Gizmo-track 8000 to transport fresh water to the camp. On their way, the children encounter a young boy named Mateo. Superbook suddenly appears to whisk Joy, Chris, Gizmo and Mateo off just as a huge boulder loosens in the mud and begins to roll down the hill directly at Mateo’s house! On their adventure, the children revisit past encounters with Jonah, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They are reminded that God hears and answers prayer and has the power to rescue His people in miraculous ways. Upon their return, the children join in prayer just in time to witness a present-day miracle as the boulder narrowly misses Mateo’s house. The storm finally passes as the mission group ministers to the local people.|
Season 6 (2021–present)
|Title||Scripture Reference(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
Explorer (DVD release)
In 2016, Superbook began releasing DVDs which contained two previously released episodes per DVD. There are also special features on each DVD, such as how to draw a character in the Superbook artwork style, music videos, and/or informational videos explaining where the events of the stories may have taken place or how they relate to Jesus Christ.
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Explorer Volume 1"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "Roar!" and "The Ten Commandments," 2 Bible Background and 2 Signposts videos, a music video, and a video on how to draw Moses.|
|2||2||"Explorer Volume 2"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "A Giant Adventure" and "Gideon," 2 Bible Background and 2 Signposts videos, a music video, and a video on how to draw David.|
|3||3||"Explorer Volume 3"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "Jonah" and "Paul and the Shipwreck", plus special features.|
|4||4||"Explorer Volume 4"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "The Test!" and "Miracles of Jesus", plus special features.|
|5||5||"Explorer Volume 5"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "Joseph and Pharaoh's Dream” and “Let My People Go”, plus special features.|
|6||6||"Explorer Volume 6"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "Noah and the Ark" and "Rahab and the Walls of Jericho"m plus special features.|
|7||7||"Explorer Volume 7"||2016|
|Includes special editions of "The Prodigal Son" and "The Road to Damascus", plus special features.|
|8||8||"Explorer Volume 8"||2017|
|Includes special editions of "Esther: For Such a Time as This" and "The Fiery Furnace!", plus special features.|
|9||9||"Explorer Volume 9"||2017|
|Includes special editions of "Elijah and the Prophets of Baal" and "John the Baptist", plus special features.|
|10||10||"Explorer Volume 10"||2017|
|Includes special editions of “In the Beginning” and “Jacob and Esau”, plus special features.|
|11||11||"Explorer Volume 11"||2017|
|Includes special editions of “Job” and “The Good Samaritan”, plus special features.|
|12||12||"Explorer Volume 12"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “Ruth” and “The Birth of John the Baptist”, plus special features.|
|13||13||"Explorer Volume 13"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “Isaac and Rebekah” and “Tower of Babel and the Day of Pentecost”, plus special features.|
|14||14||"Explorer Volume 14"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “Samuel and the Call of God” and “Peter's Denial”, plus special features.|
|15||15||"Explorer Volume 15"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “David and Saul” and “King Solomon”, plus special features.|
|16||16||"Explorer Volume 16"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “Naaman and the Servant Girl” and “Lazarus”, plus special features.|
|17||17||"Explorer Volume 17"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “Nehemiah” and “Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream”, plus special features.|
|18||18||"Explorer Volume 18"||2018|
|Includes special editions of “Elisha and the Syrians” and “Peter and Cornelius”, plus special features.|
|19||19||"Explorer Volume 19"||2019|
|Includes special editions of “Solomon’s Temple” and “Paul and Silas”, plus special features.|
|20||20||"Explorer Volume 20"||2019|
|Includes special editions of “Joshua and Caleb” and “Peter’s Escape”, plus special features.|
|21||21||"Explorer Volume 21"||2019|
|Includes special editions of “Teach Us to Pray” and “Revelation: The Final Battle”, plus special features.|
|22||22||"Explorer Volume 22"||2019|
|Includes special editions of "Jeremiah" and "Jesus Feeds the Hungry", plus special features.|
|23||23||"Explorer Volume 23"||2019|
|Includes special editions of "Elijah and the Widow" and "Jesus in the Wilderness", plus special features.|
|24||24||"Explorer Volume 24"||2019|
|Includes special editions of “Jesus Heals the Blind” and “Paul and Barnabas,” plus special features.|
|25||25||"Explorer Volume 25"||2020|
|Includes special editions of "The Birth of Moses" and "Philip" plus special features.|
|26||26||"Explorer Volume 26"||2020|
|Includes special editions of "Nicodemus" and "Zacchaeus" plus special features.|
|27||27||"Explorer Volume 27"||2021|
|Includes special editions of "Isaiah" and "The Sermon on the Mount" plus special features.|
Superbook Series I and Series II were released on various VHS volumes by Tyndale Entertainment. The entire series was available over 26 VHS Volumes. Superbook was released for the first time on DVD late 2005 to early 2006. The three DVD volumes features 4 episodes each from Series I.
Episode 6 of the new 3D animated Superbook series was the first to be released on DVD in 2009.[self-published source?] Episode 1 of the new Superbook series was released in November 2010 on DVD.[self-published source?] New Superbook episodes are of CBN's Superbook DVD Club.
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